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It’s Time! STORYSTORM 2018 is Here!

What is STORYSTORM?

31 days of inspiring posts to help writers brainstorm story ideas. Picture book ideas will be my main focus, but I bet many others end up with ideas for poems, chapter books, articles, stories, blog posts, and all sorts of other writing projects. STORYSTORM is worth every second!

Let the STORYSTORM rage on!

A great big thanks to Tara Lazar for all of the hard work, planning, and organizing for us! You can find her at here..

via STORYSTORM 2018 Registration is OPEN!


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Storystorm Day 28: “Book, Not Novel” by Audrey Vernick & Liz Garton Scanlon

by Audrey Vernick & Liz Garton Scanlon Audrey: Like all picture book origin stories, this one starts years ago. Liz and I knew each other but not well at this point, if I remember correctly. Li…

Source: Storystorm Day 28: “Book, Not Novel” by Audrey Vernick & Liz Garton Scanlon

I hab a code, too!

This is a great post with strategies for helping write picture books – with a friend!


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Writing Assistant

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Storystorm is coming to an end in a few days. I will miss the daily posts by others working in the field of picture books!

Along the way, I’ve learned, brainstormed, taken notes, and jotted down many ideas for future writing projects. Way to go, Tara Lazar and all of the presenters! You can visit Tara’s site and check it out here.

Another unexpected result from Storystorm came this morning. I have now hired a personal assistant. Welcome, Mabel!


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Storystorm Day 26: “Non-Fiction Truths” by Rebecca E. Hirsch

by Rebecca E. Hirsch Congrats, Storystormers, you are almost done! Tara asked me talk to you about how to get nonfiction ideas. In fiction, anything is possible. But nonfiction shows the world as i…

Source: Storystorm Day 26: “Non-Fiction Truths” by Rebecca E. Hirsch

What are your interests? Mine your hobbies, passions, and experiences for picture book ideas – fiction and nonfiction!